The Jackman region offers unparalleled upland game bird hunting throughout hundreds of miles of surrounding wilderness. The area contains countless miles of both active and abandoned woods roads, plus numerous clear cuts in various stages of regrowth. Almost all of which host both grouse and woodcock. A heyday for gunners with their dogs. Clients have seen as many as 20-30 flushes a day. Enough to wear any dog (or hunter) out. At the end of the day, combine that with a hearty dinner and good ole story telling well into the evening...It's as good as it gets! We offer guided hunts with our dogs -- or with your own. Fall 2009, we saw the best year for grouse ever! During the first week, out of 13 clients and their guides, there was a total of approximently 450 flushes that week alone! Thats a 50% increase above the prior year's average!
Good guides that have great dogs are few in number. If we don't book them then they will go and work at another lodge. For us to keep them we need to book them early in the year. We will take a maximum of 10 guided bird hunters for a 3-day hunt (that's 2 hunters each per guide).
2012 Bird Season Dates Grouse Season runs statewide October 1st - December 31st.
We take our fully guided hunters the first full week in October.
2012 dates for guided hunts with meals are October 1 - 14th.
Most hunts are 3 days with a 4 nights stay. If you choose to come the last two weeks in October, we can have a guide for you, but meals are not included. The kitchen is closed from the 16th of October until the 30th.
The menu during the bird hunt is slightly different than the menu. One meal we serve Fresh caught lobster as one of our guides is a lobsterman.
2012 Prices for a fully guided Grouse & Woodcock hunt with our dogs, 4 nights lodging, 3 days hunt with meals.
$1,350 per person 2 hunters per guide/ $950 without meals
$1,150 per person 3 hunters per guide/ $750 without meals
$1,950 for one hunter per guide/ $1,650 without meals
2012 Prices for a fully guided Grouse & Woodcock hunt using your dogs and your vehicle & gas, 4 nights lodging, 3 days hunt with meals.
$950 per person 2 hunters per guide/ $600 without meals
$750 per person 3 hunters per guide/ $450 without meals
$1,550 for one hunter per guide/ $1,250 without meals
Price Includes; Your guide, 2 hearty meals a day with a packed field lunch. Includes lodging, sales tax and dressing your game.
Price does not include your hunting license
Price does not include tipping your guide
For licensing & regulations go to www.mefishwildlife.com
All of our prices
already include Maines 7% tax
Approximately 30% deposit (check or credit card) is required at time of booking on all hunts. Deposits are non refundable, unless your cancelled spot is refilled.
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"Deb & Hal,
You run a First class operation in every way and we look forward to returning soon."
"We averaged about 20 flushes a day and I mean this is an honest to goodness 20 flushes a day which were good birds, good bird conditions. The guides were excellent. They were very professional, right on the money, knew what they were doing and worked very hard. They were very client conscientious and truly good guys to boot. Very good accommodations, very comfortable. You have great attention to detail and the food was truly spectacular. I've got four guys out of our six man party already asking when are we going back. That's really the best accolade I can give.
Thanks so much again for a wonderful time, Hal and Debbie."
Best Regards,Rick Simmonds
"Just wanted to say thank you for a great hunting experience. The cabin was comfortable. The food was fantastic and everybody was friendly and helpful. I would recommend Cedar Ridge to anybody who loves the outdoors. I hope to be able to visit you again sometime."Dave Jeffries, Little Mountain, SC
"To start with Cedar Ridge is a first class organization... clean, friendly family atmosphere, outstanding food (and more than plenty) and great people. The Jackman region has been, for some time, one of the premier partridge areas in the country. It is big country with all kinds of cover and lots of birds. Hal knows where the birds are and if you've never been in the area, a guide is an excellent idea. Flushes are dependent on the birds' cycles and the weather, but the last time we were there, we had 20 + flushes in a day. They have hunters return year after year and who consider Deb and Hal friends, which I'm sure you will also..."Good luck...
"Thank You once again for a great week. You certainly set the bar high for service and your entire staff was great to be around. Although we were not guided, everyone was friendly and helpful and made us feel like we were part of the team. Once again thank you for your hospitality. I would highly recommend Cedar Ridge to anyone interested in a first-class experience."Kevin & Gary Spaulding